Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Statistically Predicting the 20/21 Premier League Standings - by Infogol

Infogol’s Jake Osgathorpe has used expected goals to predict the 2020/21 Premier League standings. Based on data from last season find out which clubs will be fighting relegation, who’s contending for the Champions League places, and which team will be crowned 2020/21 Premier League Champions. 1 Manchester City Despite finishing 18 points behind first-placed Liverpool the underlying numbers indicate Manchester City were very unfortunate and if they continue to play in the same manner will end the 20/21 season as …
Ryan Fraser will add much needed squad depth at Newcastle

Ryan Fraser will add much needed squad depth at Newcastle

Ryan Fraser has signed for Newcastle United, joining his former colleague Callum Wilson at St James’ Park. Steve Bruce has had to strengthen his squad on a limited budget and the Scottish international is a shrewd pick-up.  Last season was disappointing for the left winger, with off field issues detracting from his focus on the pitch. He will be hoping that he can have a fresh start closer to home in the North of England. This isn't going to be …
Jeff Hendrick rumours show reality of Newcastle's summer

Jeff Hendrick rumours show reality of Newcastle's summer

Following weeks of being linked to Gareth Bale, Philippe Coutinho and Edinson Cavani, Newcastle United's summer looks to be a sobering one. This was always likely to be the case following the failed takeover, with a rumoured budget of £35 millions plus sales. Mike Ashley is an uninterested owner and is not going to pump in big money to nullify the effect of the current pandemic. However, as supporters continue to put pressure on the Premier League and the failed …
What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

What is next for Newcastle United following takeover collapse?

It was announced on Thursday that the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United had collapsed. BBC Sport report that the consortium ran out of patience with the process, due to the time being taken for the Premier League to conduct the Owners and Directors Test. A plethora of issues have mired this takeover and it has been a painstaking process for all involved. The issues have involved piracy, human rights concerns and a geopolitical spin war. For supporters, it has …
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham face a trip to the North East to face Newcastle United as they attempt to keep their European qualification hopes alive. Their recent away record has been a worry and Jose Mourinho has never won a Premier League match at St James' Park. It is a stadium that he hasn't done well at, which is a hoodoo that he will want to end. For the home side, they have been good since the restart, but their last couple of …
Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Teams that can hit you on the counter attack at any moment are incredibly hard to defend against, especially when speed merchants such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott are running at your defence. So which teams have impressed in the counter attack and how have they been so successful? We can start to answer this by looking at which teams have had the most shots and scored the most goals on the counter attack, as well as which teams …
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Newcastle United vs Chelsea Preview | Team News & Key Players

Newcastle United will host Chelsea at the weekend, with the home team looking to end a run of four matches without a win. This won’t be easy against an improving Blues team, who are starting to find the consistency that they have been previously lacking. They have been better away from home since the appointment of Frank Lampard and they will be confident of taking the three points at St James’ Park. The Magpies are well placed to stay up …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Key Men & Predictions

Chelsea welcome Newcastle United to Stamford Bridge on Saturday as they continue to push on up the league table under Frank Lampard. It will be a battle of the inexperienced and the experienced in the dugout. Steve Bruce may not be highly rated, but he has now managed over 400 Premier League matches and has already proven this season that he can get shock results. The Magpies have been underwhelming, but they have managed to beat Tottenham and Manchester United. …
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